floor-level block for register

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Old 10-20-05, 04:03 PM
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Installing new vinyl, hopefully over some forced air registers no longer in use. Some kind of floor- level block insert is needed to provide supporting cover and I need a cunning plan.
What is the best stuff for filling/leveling embossed vinyl already in place?
 
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Old 10-31-05, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by older'ndirt
Installing new vinyl, hopefully over some forced air registers no longer in use. Some kind of floor- level block insert is needed to provide supporting cover and I need a cunning plan.
What is the best stuff for filling/leveling embossed vinyl already in place?
I've never done it but there will be joists on each side of the registers. I wonder if you could take a 1x4 (or whatever would give you the depth) , trace it out between the joists over the register hole, cut out the traced part and stick in your piece of wood. You will need to fill it with leveller of some sort.
Mind if I steal your "I need a cunning plan"?
 
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It's yours. I stole it from the old BBCAmerica show "BlackAdder" where his trusted companion, Baldrick, always had a "cunning plan". As for the register holes, I'm thinking about pieces of 2x4 along the longer undersides with a piece of 1x, cut to the hole size, on top. Then some filler to level and, hopefully, that'll bear any momentary weight after the new vinyl's down.
 
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Old 11-26-05, 07:43 AM
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I would say that that is a very good plan, something I would probably do as well and should bare occassional weight. The old registers were 'probably' near the walls anyway, Im presuming.
 
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